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Lucille R. Smith, 86

Lucille R. Smith, 86

LACONIA — Lucille R. Smith, 86, of 11 Prospect St., Dover, and formerly of Laconia and Englewood, Fla., died at her home on Friday, June 20, 2014. Mrs. Smith was the widow of Robert E. Smith who died in 2003.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Yvonne (Lacroix) Garneau. She was a longtime resident of the Laconia area before moving to Florida. She had been self-employed as a hairdresser for 35 years and was a teller at the Laconia Peoples National Bank & Trust Company for 10 years before, retiring in 1982.

Mrs. Smith was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed golf, camping and bowling.

Survivors include three sons, Robert E. Smith Jr. and his wife, Janet, of Dover, Randall J. Smith and his wife, Pam, of Matthews, N.C., and Jeffrey S. Smith and his partner, Tony, of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; two daughters, Deborah Smith Newell and her husband, David, of Concord, and Linda J. Smith and her partner, Claudia, of Erie, Pa.; four grandchildren, Amanda Lessard, Samantha Smith, Bradley Smith and Abigail Smith and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her brothers, Ronald Garneau, Robert Garneau and Raymond Garneau and by a sister, Nancy Wade Marcoux.

A calling hour will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, following the calling hour, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Second Floor, Framingham, Mass. 01701.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:28

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Stasia Poire, 91

BELMONT — Stasia Mary Poire, 91, of 434 Jamestown Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was the widow of Armand L. Poire.

Mrs. Poire was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Northfield, the daughter of Julius and Agnes (Mokszycke) Uscilka. She had resided in Belmont for 70 years, coming from Northfield.

She had worked as a needle operator for 35 years for Scott & Williams.

Mrs. Poire loved gardening, baking, sewing and taking care of her family. She had a great sense of humor and determination to live independently at home with the help and support of many friends and family.

Mrs. Poire is survived by a daughter, Debra Magee, and her husband, Ken, of Derry; four grandchildren, Trudy Fletcher, Tricia Beauchesne, Noelle Magee and Roman Magee; three great-grandchildren; two nieces and six nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Peter J. Poire; daughter-in-law, Linda Poire; brothers, John and Edward Uscilka; and sisters, Verna Crowley and Rose Uscilka.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main St., Belmont. Burial will follow in the family lot at St. John Cemetery, Tilton.

If it is wished to send a remembrance in lieu of flowers, it may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or the Food Pantry at St. Joseph Parish, P.O. Box 285, Belmont, NH 03220.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 08:35

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Laurence Kopka, 77

BELMONT — Laurence Francis Kopka, 77, of 20 Spruce Drive, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, on Monday, June 16, 2014.

Mr. Kopka was born Dec. 11, 1936, in Exeter, the son of the late Francis S. and Marguerite (Webb) Kopka. He was raised in Exeter and was a 1954 graduate of Exeter High School.

Mr. Kopka resided in Franklin for several years before moving to Belmont in 2002. He was a self-employed carpenter for more than 50 years.

Mr. Kopka loved family, playing cards, and camping in Pittsburg with his wife. He was well known as a woodsman, hunter and trapper and wrote articles for Fur-Fish-Game Magazine.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Constant) Kopka, of Belmont; three grandchildren, Tawnya J. Simonds , Jasmine D. Schultz and Krystal Letourneau; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Priscilla Cadieux, of Exeter; and one nephew.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kopka was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn Marie Kopka, in 2004.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the family lot in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 08:32

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George O'Donnell IV, 69

FRANKLIN — George L. O'Donnell IV, 69, a longtime resident of Franklin died at his home, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, with his wife at his side following a period of declining health.

George was born in Malden, Mass., January 17, 1945, son of George L. O'Donnell III and Alberta (Demitroff) O'Donnell. George spent his youth and was schooled in Melrose. He moved to Franklin from Wakefield, Mass., 32 years ago. He worked as a chef and cook and owned the former High Noon Cafe in Franklin and was also employed at Dunkin Donuts for several years.

He was a longtime member of the VFW in Melrose, Franklin Lodge of Elks 1280, BPOE, a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Timon Council of Franklin, and was a former member of the Franklin Order of Moose. He was a diehard New England sports fan.

George served in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966.

He was predeceased by his father, and brother, Paul O'Donnell.

He leaves his mother, Alberta (Dometroff) O'Donnell of Melrose, Mass., his wife of 33 years, Donna R. (Tennant) O'Donnell of Franklin; sons, George O'Donnell V of Maryland, Michael O'Donnell of Massachusetts, Scott O'Donnell of Alexandria, Va., and Jon Hewitt of Nashua; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brothers, John O'Donnell and Richard O'Donnell, both of Melrose, Mass., and Neil O'Donnell of Northfield; a sister, Helen Cargill of Malden, Mass.; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. An Elks service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Following will be a luncheon and celebration of George's life at the Franklin Elks Lodge, 192 Central St., in Franklin.

Burial will be private for family. Contributions in George's name may be made to, Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 08:29

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